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Slow light generation in a resonance photonic crystal
Author(s): Igor V. Mel'nikov; Anton N. Knigavko; J. Stewart Aitchison; Clark A. Merchant
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate interesting and previously unforeseen properties of a pair of gap solitons in a resonant photonic crystal which can be predicted and explained in a physically transparent form using both analytical and numerical methods. The most important result is the fact that we are able to show that the oscillating gap soliton created by the presence of an inversion inside the crystal can be manipulated by means of a proper choice of bit rate, phase and amplitude modulation. Using this approach, we were able to obtain qualitatively different regimes of the resonant photonic crystal operation. A noticeable observation is that both the delay time and amplitude difference must exceed a certain level to ensure effective control over soliton dynamics. The modification of the defect that accomplishes the soliton trapping can make the dynamics of N soliton trains in the resonant photonic crystal with defects even more interesting and is a subject of the future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6904, Advances in Slow and Fast Light, 69040A (11 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763068
Show Author Affiliations
Igor V. Mel'nikov, High Q Labs. (Canada)
Anton N. Knigavko, High Q Labs. (Canada)
J. Stewart Aitchison, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Clark A. Merchant, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6904:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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